Jobs for Poets: May 2, 2018

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May 02 2018
Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now. If you’re an employer and want to submit a job for consideration in Jobs for Poets, email [email protected].


  • The Believer in Las Vegas, Nevada, seeks a part-time Digital Media Editor to work closely with the web editor, art director, and publisher to create comprehensive social media strategies to build the largest possible audience for the site’s print archive and quickly expanding web-exclusive content.
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  • Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Poetry Host to procure quality featured artists for the designated poetry event, curate a poetry event once a month, report on the event, promote the event, and attend quarterly host meetings.
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  • The City of Gainesville, Florida, is seeking a full-time Assistant Cultural Affairs Manager to provide daily oversight to staff and coordinate the activities of the Cultural Affairs Division.
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  • The City of City of Ocala, Florida, is seeking a full-time Cultural Arts Program Supervisor to be responsible for directing a Community Cultural Arts program.
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  • The City of Nashville, Tennessee, is seeking a full-time Arts Commission Executive Director to be responsible for overseeing all operations of the Arts Commission, including administrative duties involved in planning, organizing, and directing programs and services of the Arts Commission.
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  • The College of New Jersey is seeking a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to teach Approaches to Literature, Feminist Theories, and an additional women’s, gender, or sexuality studies course beginning in August 2018.
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  • The College of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time English Instructor in Creative Writing to teach 15 credits of English composition per semester and keep regular office hours.
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  • The College of Wooster in Ohio is seeking a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in African American literature to teach introductory and survey courses and upper-level courses in the field of specialization and advise senior thesis projects.
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  • Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and Director of First-Year Writing to teach a variety of courses including writing studio, Writing Seminars, introduction to writing studies, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as direct the first-year writing program.
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  • Farrar Straus & Giroux in New York City is seeking a Publicity Assistant to assist two senior members of the publicity department and assist with media campaigns for a wide range of new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles.
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  • Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time English Instructor.
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  • The New York Foundation for the Arts in Brooklyn is seeking a full-time Director of Development to spearhead financial growth as the organization increasingly diversifies and expands its programming.
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  • Posman Books in Boston is seeking a full-time General Manager to be responsible for the daily operations of the store, including inventory control, sales and cash management, HR, and events.
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  • Purdue University Press in Indiana is seeking a Director to establish and implement the editorial vision for the press.
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  • Queens Council on the Arts in New York is seeking a part-time Queens Arts Fund Grants Assistant to work with the grants and residencies manager in supporting all aspects of the grant cycle.
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  • Queer|Art in New York City is seeking a full-time Programs & Operations Coordinator to work closely with the managing director, programs & operations assistant, and a team of freelance consultants to support Queer|Art programs and the operations of this rapidly growing nonprofit organization.
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  • Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is seeking a Lecturer in Creative Writing to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced creative writing in several genres.
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  • Salisbury University in Maryland is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric to teach introductory and advanced composition, with other possibilities in Writing for Digital Environments, Writing in the Disciplines, and/or Writing Across the Curriculum.
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  • Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, is seeking a part-time Guest Faculty Member in African American Literature to teach beginning in fall 2018.
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  • Stanford University Press in Redwood City, California, is seeking a Book Production Typesetter/Designer to be responsible for the assignment of interior designs for approximately 130-140 books per year, and a Social Media Specialist to handle their day-to-day social media efforts and overall online presence.
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  • Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, is seeking a full-time English Instructor.
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  • The University of California, Irvine, is seeking part-time Lecturers in English to teach courses in British and American literature that may include Topics in 20th Century Literature, Topics in 18th and 19th Century English Literature, and Topics in Early Modern Literature.
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  • The University of Kansas in Lawrence is seeking Lecturers and/or Online Lecturers and/or Online Course Developers for a variety of courses, including academic and professional writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
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  • The University of Virginia in Charlottesville is seeking a full-time Lecturer or Assistant Professor to teach two courses in contemporary Arabic literature in the fall 2018 and spring 2019.
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  • Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, is seeking full-time Professors of English to start in fall 2018.
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  • Young Chicago Authors is seeking a full-time Public Programs Manager to oversee all aspects of the organization’s public programs and be responsible for working alongside the artistic team to design, implement, and evaluate each program.
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